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Immunotherapy is Not a Curiosity Anymore

One of the main sessions at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Boston was the Tang Prize Award lecture. It was created in December 2012 to recognize exemplary research accomplishments from all over the world in four fields: sinology, sustainable development, rule of law, and biopharmaceutical science.

James P. Allison, Ph.D., and Tasuku Honjo, Ph.D., were the first recipients of the biopharmaceutical science prize.

Houston scientist adds to collection of awards

James Allison, the Houston scientist whose pioneering research has led to a new class of cancer treatment that frees the immune system to attack tumors, will be presented with another major award this weekend.

Allison will be named the 2015 recipient of the American Association for Cancer Research's Pezcoller International Award for Cancer Research at the organization's annual meeting being held Saturday through Wednesday.

MD Anderson researcher James Allison, Ph.D., receives Pezcoller Award

Cancer scientist James Allison, Ph.D., internationally known for his role in developing a new class of cancer immunotherapies, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Pezcoller Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Award for Cancer Research. The award will be presented to Allison, at the 2015 AACR Annual Meeting, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.

Jim Allison wins 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize Saturday in recognition of his work opening a completely new way to treat cancer.
"In immunotherapy, it's not the tumor but the immune system that is targeted. This marks a new therapeutic principle in oncology," the Scientific Council of the Paul Ehrlich Foundation wrote, explaining

Tang Prize Concludes US Tour at DC’s ASIL 2015

Closing a two-week tour of international conferences throughout the US, the Tang Prize Foundation is next attending the American Society of International Law (ASIL) annual conference this year in Washington DC, April 8-11, to promote the prize and expand the international platform for discussion on the rule of law. The prize’s other three categories, Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, and Sinology, are also part of the Foundation’s promotion activities for the 2015 year. On the way to Washington DC....

Tang Prize Lecture Begins 10-Year Agreement with EB

Spring has arrived, and with it, the academic conference season is in full swing. One such event is Experimental Biology (EB) 2015 in Boston, Mass. EB is an annual nexus that brings together scientists and professionals in the fields of biology and medicine. This year the exhibition floor also saw the presence of the Tang Prize Foundation, represented by Foundation CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern, in a special occasion—the signing of an agreement for cooperation in promoting education in biology over the next ten years.

Tang Prize Kicks Off Tour of International Conferences at Chicago’s AAS

With the inaugural Tang Prize year already in the history books and the next round approaching, the Tang Prize Foundation is touching down at strategic points all over the world to promote the core values of the prize and its four categories: Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology, and Rule of Law. Tang Prize Foundation CEO Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern traveled to Chicago this week (March 26-29)

Tang Prize Inaugurates New Lecture at EB 2015

An annual gathering of biology’s best and brightest from all over the world, Experimental Biology (EB) attracts over 14,000 experts and scientists and over 300 commercial representatives from more than 65 countries to meet and discuss the latest research, trends, and products in the diverse field of biology. Topics covered at the event are comprehensive, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and pharmacology.

Tang laureate establishes scholarship for young researchers

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Chinese American historian and Tang Prize (唐獎) laureate Yu Ying-shih (余英時) has decided to use his NT$10 million (US$319,124) research grant to set up a scholarship in Taiwan with the hope of encouraging young researchers in the field of humanities, according to the Tang Prize Foundation.

Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan (陳振川) and Huang Chin-shing (黃進興...

Elders Present Four Proposals for UN Reform

The Elders, an independent group of world leaders who play an advisory role to the UN, has called for a series of UN reforms, including regarding the membership of the UN Security Council and selection of the UN Secretary-General, on the occasion of the UN's 70th year.

In a joint statement to the Munich Security Conference, where they were represented by the Chair, Kofi Annan, Deputy Chair Gro Harlem Brundtland, Martti Ahtisaari and Graca Machel...
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